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Jonathan Demme’s Last Project, ‘Shots Fired,’ Airs Tonight — Remembering His Best TV Work

26 April 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Jonathan Demme’s films, including “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” won Oscars, earned worldwide acclaim, and influenced countless filmmakers. But his efforts on the small screen were anything but small in comparison. Over the course of nearly 40 years in TV, Demme directed, wrote, and produced an impressive array of genres and worked with artists like Laura Dern, Peter Falk, Elliot Gould, Patrick Wilson, Aisha Hinds, and Helen Hunt.

Demme died Wednesday morning in New York at the age of 73. The cause was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to a source close to the family. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his condition deteriorated in recent weeks.

Read More: Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

His last credited project is “Shots Fired,” the Fox limited series for which he directed one episode — coincidentally scheduled to air tonight. »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Liz Shannon Miller and Steve Greene

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Jonathan Demme’s Last Project, ‘Shots Fired,’ Airs Tonight — Remembering His Best TV Work

26 April 2017 9:46 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Jonathan Demme’s films, including “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Philadelphia,” won Oscars, earned worldwide acclaim, and influenced countless filmmakers. But his efforts on the small screen were anything but small in comparison. Over the course of nearly 40 years in TV, Demme directed, wrote, and produced an impressive array of genres and worked with artists like Laura Dern, Peter Falk, Elliot Gould, Patrick Wilson, Aisha Hinds, and Helen Hunt.

Demme died Wednesday morning in New York at the age of 73. The cause was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease, according to a source close to the family. He was originally treated for the disease in 2010, but suffered from a recurrence in 2015, and his condition deteriorated in recent weeks.

Read More: Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of ‘Silence of the Lambs,’ Dies At 73

His last credited project is “Shots Fired,” the Fox limited series for which he directed one episode — coincidentally scheduled to air tonight. »

- Ben Travers, Hanh Nguyen, Liz Shannon Miller and Steve Greene

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30 Things We Learned from James Mangold’s ‘3:10 to Yuma’ Commentary

26 April 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

“No one, and I mean no one wanted to make this movie.”

James Mangold delivered one of this year’s best films with Logan, and among its many acclaimed aspects is its vibe and feel of a modern-day western. It’s something he’s done before with Cop Land, but Mangold also made a point of directing an actual western as well.

Keep reading to see what I heard on the commentary track for…

3:10 to Yuma (2007)

Commentator: James Mangold (director)

1. He assumes the first question we might have for him regarding this film is “why” make a remake at all? “That original film had had such power on me ever since I saw it when I was seventeen years old, and I felt that the story could have power again in a very relevant way now.”

2. While he thinks most remakes are motivated by greed in his eyes for easy, recognizable »

- Rob Hunter

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Mike Judge’s Idiocracy Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli!

9 April 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“The #1 movie in America was called Ass. And that’s all it was for 90 minutes. It won eight Oscars that year, including best screenplay.”

Idiocracy plays this weekend (April 14th and  15th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. 

In Mike Judge’s utterly rude, crude, and politically incorrect 2006 yarn Idiocracy the U.S. Army selects a thoroughly average Army private, Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson) for their top-secret Human Hibernation Project, because he is thoroughly average. Since the U.S. Army couldn’t find anybody in their ranks to fill the female slot, they have selected a hooker, Rita (Maya Randolph), from an African-American pimp named Upgrayedd  (the extra ‘d’ stands for “double dose”). Joe and Rita are put into suspended animation for only one year as a part of the experiment, but an accident occurs and they wind up being suspended for 500 years! »

- Tom Stockman

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Film Review: ‘A Woman, a Part’

28 March 2017 2:01 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s a certain breed of life-size, bare-bones independent movie that consists of nothing more than ordinary people hanging out in plainly lit rooms talking to each other, and it’s a lot harder to bring off than it looks. If a filmmaker slides too far in the direction of threadbare naturalism, he or she can end up with a movie that’s rudderless. (A drama about boredom shouldn’t be boring, etc.) On the other hand, if a filmmaker tries to goose the minimalism with too much repartee, it can sound clanking and false, like a Cassavetes film that secretly yearned to be a sitcom. Occasionally, you see a low-budget indie drama that strikes the perfect balance — the best of the mumblecore films of 10 to 15 years ago, say, or what Kelly Reichardt brought off in the final third of “Certain Women.”

Elizabeth Subrin, the writer-director of “A Woman, a Part” (her first feature), hits that kind of balance. She has made a movie that unfolds organically, and seems no more driven by narrative concerns than a cat playing with a ball of yarn. Yet “A Woman, a Part” knows how to hold an audience, and it’s got a fresh, if commercially limited, subject: What happens when hipsters get old. »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Francesca Eastwood Signs With Brillstein Entertainment Partners

28 March 2017 12:11 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Francesca Eastwood has signed with Brillstein Entertainment Partners for management. Eastwood starred in the SXSW festival film M.F.A. and was the lead actress in Outlaws and Angels alongside Luke Wilson and Chad Michael Murray, which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. She’ll next be seen in a starring role in Angie Wang's Cardinal X, which premieres next month, and the Dan Bush thriller The Vault opposite James Franco and Taryn Manning, which will be released… »

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Reese Witherspoon Pitches Ideas for 'Legally Blonde 3': Elle Woods 'Could Be In Prison'

16 March 2017 8:45 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Reese Witherspoon isn't done with Elle Woods just yet.

During an interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday, the 40-year-old actress revealed that she'd love to star in another Legally Blonde movie following the 2003 sequel.

Watch: 'Legally Blonde' Turns 15! A Look Back at All the Lessons We Learned From Elle Woods

"I think it would be kind of cool to see her 15 years later. Like, what's she doing now? What do you think? I don't know. But I need a good idea," Witherspoon said, before Corden offered up an idea of his own: that Elle Woods became the first female president of the United States.

"She could, yeah," the actress agreed. "She could be a Supreme Court Justice, or she could be a really great, powerful attorney... or she could be in prison!"

"She could be anything," Witherspoon added. "I don't know!"

Watch: 'Legally Blonde' Turns 15: 4 Things You Might »

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Ridley Scott to Direct Getty Kidnapping Drama; Natalie Portman May Star

13 March 2017 11:48 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ridley Scott is directing kidnap drama “All the Money in the World” with Sony handling worldwide distribution.

The story, written by David Scarpa, centers on the 1973 kidnap in Italy of  J. Paul Getty III — the rebellious teenage grandson of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, who was reluctant to pay the $17 million ransom demanded by the kidnappers. Natalie Portman is being eyed to play the part of Gail Harris, the mother of John Paul Getty III.

The kidnappers sent a lock of hair and the teen’s severed right ear to the family to convince them pay the ransom. Harris and the boy’s father eventually convinced the elder Gerry pay a $2.9 million ransom, resulting in the teenager being freed after six months. He had been chained to a stake in a cave in Italy.

The film is being produced and financed by Imperative Entertainment. Producers are Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas; Ridley Scott, »

- Dave McNary

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Movie News: Anna Faris, Eugenio Derbez to Star in New 'Overboard'; Watch Latest 'Kong: Skull Island' Trailer: That's a Lotta Monsters

7 March 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Overboard: Anna Faris (Movie 43, above) and Eugenio Derbez (Miracles From Heaven, above) will star together in Overboard, a remake of the 1987 comedy that teamed Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. The new version will swap the lead roles, so Derbez will play a rich, spoiled playboy who falls off his yacht and loses his memory; Faris will portray a working-class, single mother who convinces the playboy that he is her husband. Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher are attached to write and direct the movie. [Deadline]   The S---heads: Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, who appeared together in Death at a Funeral (above), will reunite in The S---heads. They will star as "deeply unqualified" men who are charged with taking a wealthy, troubled teenager to rehab. Macon Blair will...

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Macon Blair Casts Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson as ‘The Shitheads’

7 March 2017 9:02 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Fresh off the success of his Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance — which also marked his directorial debut — I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, Macon Blair has already revealed his follow-up and has confirmed casting for his next project. According to Deadline, the actor-turned-director is developing The Shitheads in association with Imperative Entertainment, a dark comedy centered around two unqualified idiots tasked with escorting a millionaire to rehab — who just so happens to be a teenager.

Blair has found his leads with Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, who last teamed for the Death at a Funeral remake. They’ve both been confirmed for the film, which has been described as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis,” which seems to be right up Blair’s alley. Based on his debut, along with all three of his roles in Jeremy Saulnier’s films, Blair has »

- Mike Mazzanti

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‘I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore’ Director Macon Blair To Helm ‘The Shitheads’ Starring Luke Wilson & Tracy Morgan

7 March 2017 6:41 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Talk about striking while the iron is hot. Macon Blair, perhaps best known for his roles in his buddy Jeremy Saulnier‘s thrillers “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room,” walked into the Sundance Film Festival in January with his directorial debut, “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.” He went home with the Grand Jury Prize, and by February, the film was on Netflix, where the strong buzz continued.

Continue reading ‘I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore’ Director Macon Blair To Helm ‘The Shitheads’ Starring Luke Wilson & Tracy Morgan at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Tracy Morgan & Luke Wilson will be shitheads in Macon Blair road comedy

7 March 2017 6:23 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

The road comedy is a worn-out genre filled with fish-out-of-water gags and moments where the tone is, “Oh brother! Now what are we gonna do?” Just hearing “road trip comedy” is enough to make you wanna pass out, but when the title of the movie is The Shitheads, and it stars Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, it may just be enough to perk you up. Yes, that title and cast are... Read More »

- Matt Rooney

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Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson are The Shitheads

7 March 2017 1:40 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Deadline is reporting that Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson have signed on to the comedy road movie The Shitheads, which is being written and directed by Macon Blair (I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore).

The dark comedy is described as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis” and follows “a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab.”

Blair, whose acting work includes Blue Ruin and Green Room, made his directorial debut with the acclaimed I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, which stars Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood and received the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year. Read our review here. »

- Gary Collinson

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Newswire: Luke Wilson and Tracy Morgan are The Shitheads

6 March 2017 6:56 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Deadline is reporting that Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson have signed on to star in The Shitheads, a road trip comedy from I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore director Macon Blair. Billed as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis,” The Shitheads is about “a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab.” It seems safe to assume that Wilson and Morgan are playing the bozos, but the Deadline story doesn’t say if the teenage millionaire has been cast yet. Maybe that means Shitheads will get a high-profile young person for the role, like a Kodi Smit-McPhee, an Asa Butterfield, or a Jacob Tremblay. Granted, he’s probably too young to play a troubled teenage millionaire on his way to rehab, but the kid is really good. You shouldn’t count him out just »

- Sam Barsanti

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Tracy Morgan & Luke Wilson to Star in Imperative Entertainment’s Dark Comedy, ‘The Shitheads’

6 March 2017 3:20 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Santa Monica based indie production company, Imperative Entertainment, announced today they will co-produce and finance “The Shitheads,” the second feature from writer-director Macon Blair, which is set to co-star Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson, and be co-produced by Rough House… Continue Reading → »

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Tracy Morgan, Luke Wilson to Star in Comedy 'The Shitheads'

6 March 2017 3:15 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson will star in the comedic road movie The Shitheads.

Macon Blair, who made his directorial debut with Sundance winner I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, will helm the film. It follows a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who’ve been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab. "Mayhem and general shenanigans ensue but it has not been confirmed at this time whether or not important life lessons are also learned," says the film announcement.

Alex Orr and Rough House Pictures' Brandon James will produce alongside Imperative Entertainment’s Jillian Apfelbaum. Imperative’s Dan »

- Rebecca Ford

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Margot Robbie adventure 'Marian' lands at Sony

6 March 2017 3:01 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Suicide Squad star to play lead in new twist on British legend. Separately, Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson will star in comedic road movie The Shitheads.

The studio has acquired a speculative script that will see the Australian star play the lead in a spin-off based on the Robin Hood myth.

Donald De Line and Amy Pascal will produce Marian, in which the eponymous Medieval character Maid Marian takes arms against England’s rulers when her beloved Robin dies. Paradigm represented the script by Pete Barry.

Robbie, who starred in last year’s tentpole Suicide Squad, is also producing via her LuckyChap Entertainment alongside Rock Shaink of Romark Entertainment.

Robbie is currently shooting I, Tonya, in which she plays the controversial Us ice skater Tonya Harding.

Her upcoming slate includes Terminal, which is in post, narration work on Peter Rabbit, and the recently announced Gotham City Sirens, which will see her reprise her role as Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Tracy Morgan & Luke Wilson To Star In Imperative’s And Macon Blair’s ‘The Shitheads’

6 March 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson will star in Imperative Entertainment’s comedic road movie The Shitheads, the second feature from writer-director Macon Blair after his directorial debut I Don't Feel At Home In This World Anymore" which won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The Shitheads is described as “The Last Detail by way of Bret Easton Ellis” and is a dark comedy that tells the story of “a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who've been hired to… »

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Imperative Entertainment Acquires Spec ‘Sh*theads’ Starring Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson

6 March 2017 3:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a competitive bidding auction, Imperative Entertainment has acquired the rights to Macon Blair’s next pic “The Sh*theads” with Tracy Morgan and Luke Wilson attached to star.

Blair, who’s coming off his U.S. dramatic Grand Jury Prize win at Sundance for his directorial debut “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore,” will write and direct.

Imperative will co-produce with Rough House Pictures, as well as finance the feature film.

Described as “The Last Detail by Way of Bret Easton Ellis,” the darkly comedic road movie follows a pair of deeply unqualified bozos who have been hired to transport a troubled teenage millionaire to rehab.

Alex Orr and Rough House Picture’s Brandon James will produce alongside Imperative’s Jillian Apfelbaum. Imperative’s Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas will executive produce, along with Rough House Picture’s Danny McBride, Jody Hill, and David Gordon Green »

- Justin Kroll

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Get Out Easily Wins the Weekend Box Office with $30.5M

26 February 2017 11:51 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While the animated spin-off The Lego Batman Movie has had no trouble winning in its first two box office weekends, it was largely expected to cede its box office crown to Get Out this weekend. While Get Out did take the top spot this weekend, it did so with a larger total than expected, earning an impressive $30.5 million in its opening weekend. What's even more impressive is that total represents more than six times its meager budget of $4.5 million. The winner for the last two weekends, The Lego Batman Movie, dropped to second place with $19 million, which was just a 41.8% drop from last weekend, while the other two new releases, Collide and Rock Dog, failed to even crack the top 10.

None of this weekend's new releases had anywhere near the type of wide release of The Lego Batman Movie, which is currently playing in 4,088 theaters. Box Office Mojo reports that Get Out debuted in 2,781 theaters, »

- MovieWeb

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